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Program Information

Number of Artists: 1

Grade Levels: 4-5, 6-8, 9-12, Family, K-2, K-5, Preschool

Program Length: Two 45-minute sets, or one 75-minute presentation.

Ideal Audience Size: Flexible

Maximum Audience Size: Flexible

Setup Time: 60 minutes

Breakdown Time: 60 minutes

Technical Requirements: Stage or open area, chair, dressing room

SOL Connections

Music: K.1, K.2, K.4, K.6, K.7, K.10, K.11, K.12, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 2.1, 2.3, 2.8, 2.10, 2.11, 3.1, 3.3, 3.9, 3.12, 3.13, 4.1, 4.3, 4.8, 4.12, 4.13, 5.1, 5.3, 5.7, 5.9, 5.10, 5.11, HS.1, HS.5, HS.6, HS.8, HS.9, MS.1, MS.5, MS.6, MS.7, MS.8, MS.9

English: K.2, K.8, 1.2, 1.11, 2.1, 2.2, 2.8, 3.1, 3.6

History and Social Science: 1.2, 2.2, USII.5, VS.9

Artists Fees

Single Fee: 2000 + travel

Fee Notes

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John McCutcheon captivated the audience at Mary Walter Elementary in Fauquier, October 1999  

John McCutcheon

Songs, Stories, and Music



Program Type

Community Festivals, Curriculum Materials, Elementary School Assemblies, Family Concerts, High School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies

Subject Areas

Culture Studies, Folktales, Music, Poetry, Social Skills Development, Song Writing, Storytelling

John McCutcheon is a five-time Grammy nominee in children's and family music who is one of America's greatest troubadours. A master on the fiddle, banjo, guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, jaw harp and other instruments, his works blend traditional music with contemporary themes common to us all. He is one of the world's acknowledged masters of the hammer dulcimer. An award-winning international performer and songwriter, John's mastery of music, song, and storytelling captivates the hearts of young and old audiences alike.